About the Professional Coaches Alliance
Collaboratively Building Successful Professional Coaching Businesses since 1996
The Professional Coaches Alliance (PCA) is an international non-profit member organization established in 1996 as the first professional coaching Association in San Diego California.
Who We Are
PCA is a friendly community of professional coaches and service providers who are collaborating to develop and sustain thriving, successful professional coaching businesses that inspire positive change.
Our members include business coaches, career coaches, executive coaches, financial advisors, leadership coaches, life coaches, marketing coaching, management coaches, online business, performance and public speaking coaches, work-life balance, and many more. Coaching and consulting specialties include: ADHD, aging, DISC, Enneagram, health and wellness, money and finance, parenting, relationship advice, retirement, sales, social media, strategy, StrengthFinders, stress management, spiritual, team performance, technology, video, and women in transition, to name a few.
Members also include authors, consultants, facilitators, mentors, motivational speakers, trainers, and presenters.
Unique services of these professionals also include media production, performance coaching, singing, voice coaching and voice-over coaching.
What We Do
PCA provides educational and networking opportunities to improve coaching and business practices.
What We Value
PCA values collaboration, inclusiveness, integrity, progressiveness, passion, and service.
Coach Members are professional coaches and/or those interested in coaching
Service Provider Members provide professional services for coaches
Business Builder Members are Coaches and Service Providers Seeking to Build Their Businesses Faster.
Together, we collaborate with passion and service to inspire positive change for our clients.
PCA Membership Includes
- Monthly Connect&Learn & BizLab Events
Live, interactive networking and workshop learning experiences facilitated by guest experts to sharpen your coaching and business skills
- Monthly Roundtables (following Connect&Learn and BizLab)
Collaborate in a mastermind-like setting to actively seek input on your business challenges and to provide support others in working on theirs
- Multiple monthly "Ask the Expert" Sessions (for Business Consultation)
Business Builder Members will offer free consultation “office hours” once per month to all PCA members to field specific questions related to PCA member businesses.
- Anytime Access to PCA Events Library
Monthly C&L and BizLab events are recorded and accessible for viewing for those who cannot make the live event. We have over 3 years of recorded events.
- Dedicated web pages on the PCA website for your Professional Coaching or Professional Services Business
Coaches have a dedicated "coach finder" profile page and service providers have a dedicated "marketplace" page
- PCA Events Calendar
Members may share their community-related events on the PCA Public Calendar
- Membership Directory (for Networking/Support)
Membership directory indexed by areas of expertise, with full contact information available for networking and developing business relationships.
- Skill-building Workshops provided by Business Builder Members
- Networking with the professional coaching and service provider community
- Continuing Education Credits for ICF certification requirements
The PCA Board of Directors
President, Tom Teague, PhD
Joni Wilson, VP Marketing, invited Tom Teague to come to an PCA meeting in April 2018 and nudged Tom to apply for a position on the Board. Tom was delighted to work with the PCA Board as VP Communications in 2018-2019, and then began serving as President and VP Technology in 2020-2021.
During his tenure on the board, Tom has introduced several innovations from rebuilding the aging PCA website into the full-featured online business platform that it is today, recording and live broadcasting of PCA meetings using Zoom, creating the PCA presentation library of recordings in the private member area, re-activating the PCA Membership Directory, and developing the initial version of the PCA Marketplace.
As an online business coach and a Certified High Performance Coach™ Tom consults, coaches and trains fellow coaches, authors, speakers, and trainers in designing, building, and using their online business platform to grow their business impact and income.
Secretary - Virginia Berger
Virginia joined the PCA about ten years ago when it was the SDPCA, and we met in a hotel in Mission Valley. Through the years she has appreciated all the high quality presentations and opportunities to network with other coaches. After volunteering to summarize presentations, provide breakfast, and in other ways, Virginia stepped up her commitment to become the Board secretary. As a former English as a Second Language instructor and department chair at Grossmont College, Virginia has had lots of experience writing and editing and in administration.
As a retired educator, Virginia began her coaching career helping community college students make the transition to a college environment. This inspired her to earn her Professional Coaching Certificate and to specialize in helping retirees. Virginia spends her semi-retirement coaching individuals and groups and making presentations on retirement and conscious aging at Oasis, Osher, and other institutions in San Diego.
Learn more about Virginia here.
Treasurer - Linda Edmiston
In 2018, Linda was introduced to PCA and joined at her first meeting. With her background of 25 years in Corporate Sales, Marketing, and Finance, as well as being an Advanced Certified Life Transformed™ Coach and founder of Linda Edmiston Coaching, Linda was the perfect fit to be elected Treasurer of the organization for 2020, 2021, and 2023. Linda has been a Business Strategy and Implementation Coach since 2017 and has a degree in Finance. Her business expertise combines budgeting, planning, organization, and event planning which she is happy to put to good use helping PCA to continue to grow into the future.
Linda helps business owners strategize and implement the business foundations and automation that is needed to create more ease and allow for more time and money from their business. She is unique in that she, as a life coach, makes sure her clients are living balanced lives with family, friends, and enjoying their business and their life. When you bring your life into balance, you live with more confidence, more awareness of what you truly want in life, and you have the plan to get there. Your personal and professional relationships flourish, you have more financial prosperity, and you make the choices that expand your life.
You can find out more about Linda and Linda Edmiston Coaching at www.LindaEdmiston.com or
grab a virtual coffee with her at https://calendly.com/lindaedmiston/virtual_coffee.
VP Communications - Jeff Klubeck
Jeffrey Klubeck, M.A. is a retired Professor of Communication, an International Coach, Speaker, Trainer and an Author of several Soft Skills books including an Amazon #1 Best Selling New Release, The Integrity Game. He has delivered Integrity Game keynotes, workshops and soft skills trainings to diverse organizations such as Project Management Institute, United Health Care, Educational Service District 105, The Specialty Advertising Association of California and the Independent Pool and Spa Service Association to name a few. Jeffrey has been Coaching and “Coaching the Coaches” since 2007 and has earned such assignments in 12 countries across 4 continents.
VP Marketing - Matt Smyth
When I heard that there was a potential opening for the VP of Marketing, I knew I had to apply. In my current role of working with coaches daily, I realize that coaches are great at helping clients achieve their goals, but the coaches need help marketing and expanding their business. I enjoy using my MBA in strategic marketing daily, sharing lessons in business and sales. I believe that the PCA can further expand its marketing efforts using the skills I have developed and using LinkedIn and other cost-effective media to attract the attention of current and future coaches.
While I have only served on my HOA Board, I have spent a year volunteering for the nonprofit Up With People. That year changed my life forever and showed me the importance of being of service to others. I believe that my background in risk management, sales, EOS and Extreme Ownership combined with my 20+ years’ experience collaborating with business owners, CEOs allows me to add new insights and fresh perspectives to the board.
A native of San Diego, California, I have a passion for reading countless sales books and leadership books. I hold an MBA in Strategic Marketing with a Bachelor’s in International Business. I have spent most of my career in the property, casualty, and management liability insurance industry where I became a top producer. While President & COO is my primary job function daily, I’m an avid golfer and have been officially recognized in the National Hole-In-One Registry.
VP Membership - OPEN
VP Operations - OPEN
Oversees the monthly operations of PCA, including supervision of part-time staff to ensure smooth and effective PCA operations and member services. Coordinates closely with other VP's in a support and operational role.
VP Programs - Margo Garcia
Margo Garcia founded Great Leader Coaching to help good managers become great leaders. She works with accomplished, committed people who are ready to become the leader they want to be; the leader their organization needs them to be. She helps them build trust, grow their influence and increase their impact, both inside organizations and in the relationships that mean the most to them. With experience coaching executive teams, senior/mid-level managers, and individuals, she is a sought-after to help professionals embrace their boldness, take action and achieve results they thought were beyond their grasp.
Margo has a BA in Psychology and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Her 30+ year career in Organizational Development and corporate Human Resources allowed her to work with leaders in diverse organizations: large and small, decentralized, global, corporate and privately held.. She has custom-developed leadership programs for many of these organizations and is certified to teach many of the top leadership, performance, communication, accountability and change management programs and workshops. She is an Accomplishment Coaching Certified Coach
If you want to create something big in your life; to take the next step toward creating a life of purpose, fulfillment and joy, Margo is the perfect partner to support you on your journey to look at the world through the lens of possibility and to live your life with intention.
VP Technology - OPEN
Member Services - OPEN
Engages members in an ongoing capacity to ensure each member gains maximum benefit from their PCA membership. Coordinates closely with VP Membership.